OSAMU TEZUKA

The “god of manga”, Osamu Tezuka alone created comics with epic stories and established the foundation of anime culture in Japan. His legacy continues through his influence of many noted manga artists, including Fujiko F. Fujio and Mitsuteru Yokoyama (author of Tetsujin 28-go). Tezuka produced a series of popular manga hits for over 40 years until his death in 1989. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, located where he grew up in Takarazuka, Hyogo Pref., and managed by Takarazuka City, exhibits a number of precious historical materials and works of manga and anime.

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One of his masterpieces, Tetsuwan ATOM (Astro Boy), became the first domestically produced 30-minute TV anime series in Japan. Tezuka not only drew the original manga but also handled the animation production. He adopted a method called “limited animation” requiring simplified motion while allowing the story itself to bring true strength to the work. This labor-saving technique had an enormous influence on subsequent Japanese anime works. Ribon no Kishi (Princess Knight), inspired by watching many performances of the all-girl Takarazuka Revue, helped establish a genre called “girl manga.” Black Jack, which drew on his knowledge as a medical doctor, helped launch the medical manga genre.

In the library at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, you can see his works translated into various languages from around the world.

Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

7-65 Mukogawa
Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo Pref.

KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
日本蕎麦
Karaoke
カラオケ
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Asakusa
浅草
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Utaki
御嶽
International Avenue
国際通り
Japan
ANA
Japan
Saint Seiya
Korea
Hakuohki / Adekan
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
Live music events at Machiya
京町家の音楽
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
納涼床
Fushimi Inari Taisha
伏見稲荷大社
Picks
楊枝
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
SOBA
蕎麦
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
SUSHI
寿司
ODEN
おでん
TAKU OBATA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
KOHEI NAWA
YAYOI KUSAMA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
KARATEDO
空手
KENDO
剣道
SADO
茶道
KYUDO
弓道
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
SHOGI
SHOGI
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
e-Sports
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